[Noisebridge-discuss] Nov 8th! (and 9th) Aaron Swartz Day and International Hackathon

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 01:42:51 UTC 2014

Hi Lisa, Internet Archive, and Noisebridge,

Today, Signal and I got permission from our company, Invitae, to release an
Open Source library of PubMed annotated content under the Apache License.



This library aggregates tons of annotations about medical genetics recently
made available by the US National LIbrary of Medicine. We make these
annotations available in MySQL databases.

We worked really hard to get this library open-sourced in time for the
Aaron Swartz Hackathon this weekend, and also worked hard to smooth out the
interface so that you can basically just do this:

make <database_name>

...for databases like Clinvar, Pubmed, Gene, PersonalGenomes, and more.

We're hoping this library will catalyze some interesting explorative
hacking in the spirit of downloading academic content for great justice.

Signal and I will both be on-hand tomorrow to explain the contents of these
databases and suggest ways of using them.

See you tomorrow at the Internet Archive!

Much love,

On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 10:55 AM, Lisa Rein <lisa at lisarein.com> wrote:

> Hi Noisebridge Folks :-)
> I wanted to make sure you all knew about the "Aaron Swartz Day and
> International Hackathon" events going on all over the world - and right
> here in San Francisco.
> First, on Saturday AND Sunday, at the beautiful Internet Archive (300
> Funston Ave, San Francisco) there's a hackathon going on from 11am-6pm.
> Food and Beverages will be provided and yes! there will be vegan options:
> http://www.aaronswartzday.org/sanfrancisco/
> Then that night, a big celebration - with wine and goodies at 6pm (always
> vegan options), awesome speakers at 7pm, and a special screening, with
> Director Brian Knappenberger there in person, of "The Internet's Own Boy"
> at 8pm (*and* doing Q & A after the movie at 9:45).
> Speakers (7pm) include Dan Purcell from Aaron's legal team, Garrett
> Robinson and James Dolan from SecureDrop, Cindy Cohn from EFF, Kevin
> Poulsen re: FOIA case to have Aaron's FBI and Secret Service files
> released, and more. Here's the invite with all the speakers:
> http://www.aaronswartzday.org/invite/
> Finally, after the movie Q & A, keep the conversation going, and start
> planning your hackathon projects for Sunday, just a few blocks from the
> Internet Archive down Clement Street at Pizza Orgasmica (823 Clement St,
> San Francisco) where the afterparty will be going on from 10:30pm-1:30am.
> (Beer and pizza on the house, although we might start running out after
> the first 75 or so.)
> It is my hope that people will come from all around and bring their
> friends for the whole weekend extravaganza! I bet I can feed as many
> people as the Internet Archive upstairs can hold (300+). (Let's try to see
> how many people the Internet Archive can hold :-)
> Ok thanks for spreading the word. Getting people to think about this is as
> important as the event itself. I've created a page called "Setting the
> Record Straight" to help explain the facts of the case that everyone takes
> for granted right now, although the media still hasn't really chosen to
> clear up it's initial confusion. We'll see how it goes this time around.
> Maybe it will pay better attention:
> http://www.aaronswartzday.org/aaronswartzfacts/
> Cheers,
> lisa
> Lisa Rein
> http://www.aaronswartzday.org
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Naomi Theora Most
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